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Samsung: Full speed ahead for 10nm, EUV deploys at the 7nm node

Samsung: Full speed ahead for 10nm, EUV deploys at the 7nm node For the past 12 months, Samsung’s foundry division has occupied a leadership position at the 14nm node.The image above shows why companies continue to claw for EUV lithography, despite its problems, power costs, and vastly increased cooling requirements.

SoFIA later: Intel kills upcoming smartphone and tablet hardware

SoFIA later: Intel kills upcoming smartphone and tablet hardware The company’s products were struggling to find their footing in the mobile market and Intel’s smartphone and tablet division wasn’t performing as desired.To address this, Intel would partner with rival TSMC to build smartphone and tablet chips on the latter’s 28nm process technology.

How Intel lost $10 billion — and the mobile market

How Intel lost $10 billion — and the mobile market How did Intel manage to spend up to $10 billion dollars and have so little show for it?Three of these companies — GlobalFoundries, Samsung, and TSMC — are known as pure-play foundries or merchant foundries.

How Intel lost the mobile market, part 2: the rise and neglect of Atom

How Intel lost the mobile market, part 2: the rise and neglect of Atom The common explanation for why Intel lost the mobile market is that its x86 mobile processors either drew too much power, or weren’t powerful enough compared with their ARM counterparts.Despite being initially starved for resources, 32nm Atom chips were competitive in the midrange mobile market.

ARM announces new Artemis CPU core, first 10nm test chip, built at TSMC

ARM announces new Artemis CPU core,  first 10nm test chip, built at TSMC As of yesterday, ARM is announcing that it has successfully validated a new 10nm FinFET design at TSMC.The unnamed multi-core test chip features a quad-core CPU from ARM, codenamed Artemis, a single-core GPU as a proof of concept, and the chip’s interconnect and other various features.

AMD announces new Radeon RX 480: VR-ready, at a budget price

AMD announces new Radeon RX 480: VR-ready, at a budget price The new RX 480 is a midrange card that AMD claims will deliver dramatic performance improvements in VR and 3D gaming.The RX 480, which will ship on June 29, is a 14nm GPU built at GlobalFoundries.

AMD has built hardware at Samsung, could tap foundry for future products

AMD has built hardware at Samsung, could tap foundry for future products One of the major questions AMD investors raised after the company’s conference call last week was where AMD was building most of its hardware.Moorhead questioned AMD on the deal and received the following quote: Having the option to build at Samsung could be important to AMD’s long-term plans and overall success for a number of reasons.

Intel will fab ARM chips for LG on upcoming 10nm foundry node

Intel will fab ARM chips for LG on upcoming 10nm foundry node Now Intel announced that it would begin building 10nm hardware for companies that want to license standard ARM cores.According to ARM, this deal will cover future ARM products, dubbed ARM POP technology (POP is not an acronym).

Microsoft shares details on the secret processor at the heart of HoloLens

Microsoft shares details on the secret processor at the heart of HoloLens We’ve known for a long time that Microsoft’s HoloLens relied on a custom “HPU,” or Holographic Processing Unit, to provide the headset’s mixed-reality mode and augmented reality capabilities.At Hot Chips this week, the company actually released some details on how the chip works and what it’s capable of.

Intel reportedly wooing Apple as a customer for its ARM foundry business

Intel reportedly wooing Apple as a customer for its ARM foundry business The Nikkei Asian Review reports that Apple is already trying to nick Apple from TSMC, for all the obvious reasons.Pulling in Apple’s business would give Intel’s custom foundry division instant credibility and establish it as a force to be reckoned with.

The great GPU bait-and-switch of summer 2016: AMD, Nvidia official MSRPs don’t reflect real-world prices

The great GPU bait-and-switch of summer 2016: AMD, Nvidia official MSRPs don’t reflect real-world prices More than three months after Nvidia officially kicked off the 14nm refresh cycle, GPU prices still running hot.The RX 470 is supposed to sell for $179; the least expensive RX 470 we found was $199, which is where the RX 480 4GB is supposed to sit.

GlobalFoundries announces new 7nm FinFET process, full node shrink

GlobalFoundries announces new 7nm FinFET process, full node shrink Even more interesting is the fact that the company intends to execute a full node shrink at 7nm, rather than using a hybrid node.A quick word on “full node” versus “hybrid node.

Apple A10 teardown sheds light on quad-core SoC, confirms Intel won modem contract

Apple A10 teardown sheds light on quad-core SoC, confirms Intel won modem contract Every time a new Apple device ships, it’s interesting to see how manufacturing technology has advanced.The Verizon and Sprint products (A1660 and A1661) use a Qualcomm modem.

Samsung’s 10nm node, SoCs now in mass production

Samsung’s 10nm node, SoCs now in mass production According to Samsung, its 10nm LPE (Low Power Early) process node will offer “up to 30-percent increase in area efficiency with 27-percent higher performance or 40-percent lower power consumption.” Or this, from the company’s page on its 32nm process node.

Samsung announces fourth-gen 14nm node, plans 10nm improvements, and shows off 7nm EUV wafer

Samsung announces fourth-gen 14nm node, plans 10nm improvements, and shows off 7nm EUV wafer Like Intel, Samsung intends to offer multiple generations of a single process node — but unlike Intel, it isn’t debuting a new strategy in lieu of maintaining a quick transition roadmap.When foundries add new iterations of existing process nodes, it’s typically because they’ve got customers who are interested in those process nodes and want to take advantage of them.

Qualcomm claims it will lead the mobile industry with Snapdragon 835, 10nm manufacturing

Qualcomm claims it will lead the mobile industry with Snapdragon 835, 10nm manufacturing This quick 10nm ramp will happen in partnership with Samsung, which also led the industry on early 14nm technology.“We are excited to continue working together with Samsung in developing products that lead the mobile industry,” said Keith Kressin, senior vice president, product management, Qualcomm Technologies.